The Talk of Wells - Paul Heiney

21 Jan 2019
Paul Heiney, TV Presenter, Author and avid Sailor was back at The Globe by popular demand after a wonderfully exciting talk in 2015, this time round Paul gave us a talk entitled 'The Last Man Across the Atlantic' - no guesses what that was about. Suffice it to say that he regaled us with yet more fascinating tales of daring and adventure, of loneliness and starry skies, of personal trials and true grit. He also delved into the psychology that makes a person want to do this kind of challenge and how to survive it.

Each autumn/winter we hold a series of fascinating talks in aid of a local charity. This year's Talk of Wells is in aid of the National Coastwatch Institution, Wells Lookout. Staffed 365 days of the year by volunteers, the Wells Coastwatch team watch over the tidal Outer Harbour Channel used by all vessels entering the port including twelve inshore fishing boats, local leisure sailors, a busy sailing school, windsurfers, water skiers as well as the busy Outer Harbour used by the windfarm support vessels. They also watch over the beach, the tidal area of Bob Halls Sand and have a distant view of the Rotterdam to Hull east coast shipping lane.